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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was the person who was supposed to destroy the One Ring and keep it out of Sauron's hands?
2. Who tells the others at the council that his people have been holding back the enemy and keeping them at bay?
3. Upon the hidden door are the words: "The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria, Speak, _________, and Enter."
4. How many Dark Riders end up chasing Frodo as he makes his way to Rivendell?
5. Lady Galadriel tells the travelers: "Your Quest stands upon the edge of a _______, stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all."
Essay Topic 1
The many identities of Aragorn makes the reader wonder who he really is at various points of the story.
Part 1: Why do think Aragorn takes on so many identities?
Part 2: What does Aragorn's ever-changing identity say about him and about his place in the world?
Part 3: Would it be better for Aragorn to only have one identity? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The sword of Elendil was broken and shattered as it cut the ring from Sauron, but those broken pieces symbolize more than just a broken piece of metal.
Part 1: Why do you think the sword of Elendil broke when it struck Sauron?
Part 2: What is the symbolism of the sword breaking into pieces? How are these broken pieces affecting the world?
Part 3: What does putting the pieces back together say about the hope of men?
Essay Topic 3
At one point during the book, readers are reminded that all things pass and change. The world is always going to move into new eras.
Part 1: Why is the world always going to change?
Part 2: What makes this story's progress of time so much more important to the characters? Or is it not as important?
Part 3: How does change of an era change the people who are living in the era?
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